Creating a healthier life: A step by step guide to wellness

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Wellness Initiative envisions a future in which people with mental or substance use problems pursue health, happiness, recovery, and a full and satisfying life in the...

Worker wellbeing

Taking care of your health is important no matter what you do for a living. But when it comes to AOD work it’s all the more important. Working in the AOD sector can be very rewarding but the passion and dedication that drives many who work...

Self-Care Reading List

Reading List
We put together this list of resources and reading for anyone interested in learning more about the importance of self-care and what it might look like in practice.

Work and Well-Being: A Guide for Addiction Professionals

This booklet identifies common workplace stressors for addiction professionals and offers evidence-based, practical strategies and resources to promote healthy lifestyles and productive professional lives. It is intended to assist agencies...

Burnout Prevention and Treatment

High levels of stress can result in feelings of helplessness, disillusionment, and exhaustion. Burnout is defined as a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. The impact of burnout can...

Self-Care: 12 Ways to Take Better Care of Yourself

It is vital we practice self-care in order to protect our physical and mental wellbeing. Unfortunately, we fail to practice self-care, leading to fatigue, stress and ill-health. In this blog post, Tchiki Davis, Ph.D. describes the...

The Self-Care Matrix: A Unifying Framework for Self-Care

Scientific article
We are seeing a global rise in long-term noncommunicable diseases, linked with our inability to protect our own wellbeing. The World Health Organization defines self-care as: "the ability of individuals, families and communities to promote...

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